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Month January 2017

Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation; confirmed: 93-6-1.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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Senate reconvenes; Schumer objects to committee consent; Senate continues Tillerson debate

The Senate has reconvened.   Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent for committees to meet during today’s session and that the consents be agreed to, en bloc.   Senator Schumer objected.   The Senate continues to debate the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State, post-cloture.

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Chao (Transportation)

12:33pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. 93-6-1

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Schedule for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.   Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 20 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote…

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Wrap Up for Monday, January 30, 2017

Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; invoked: 56-43.   No Legislative Business   No Executive Business

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Tillerson nomination (State)

5:25pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #2, Rex Tillerson, to be Secretary of State. Agreed to: 56-43

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Cotton objects to Schumer consent requests

Leader Schumer asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Senator Feinstein’s bill, S.240, introduced earlier today; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill.   Senator Cotton objected.  …

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Schedule for Friday, January 27, and Monday, January 30, 2017

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.   When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, January 30.   On Monday, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business…

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Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Nikki Haley to be UN Ambassador; confirmed: 96-4.   Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.26, National School Choice Week. No Executive Business  

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Roll Call Vote on Haley (UN Ambassador)

The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #6 and #7, the nomination of Nikki Haley to be UN Ambassador. The nomination was confirmed 96-4.

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